Cannabis Distillation Equipment

Short Path Distillation VKL 70-5


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Root Sciences specializes in commercial-scale short path distillation equipment for the cannabis industry. Our system can refine cannabis and hemp concentrates into a golden clear distillate that can be infused into a variety of edible products or fine oils to be used in vape cartridges and tinctures.

In our cannabis distillation process, we take advantage of the melting points of cannabinoids. By using molecular separation, we can separate the THC from the terpenes, lipids, impurities, and solvents, leaving you with an odorless and clear golden distillate. The main advantage to using distillate is that it is safer to smoke, has a much higher potency than extracts or flower and activates immediately after use.

The Short Path Distillation Plant VKL 70-5 system can process up to 1500ml/hour of cannabis concentrates into a clear distillate.

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Distillation Models

VKL 70-5

The opening model in our VTA line, the VKL 70-5 is the perfect industrial starter distillation center. If you don’t know what machine you need, the first metric you should consider is the amount of material you want to process per shift. The VKL takes the crude oil produced from 180 kg per shift and yields four to five liters of distillate.

VKS 70-5

The VKS 70-5 is the next step up from the VKL 70-5. While it operates on the same electrical single phase set up, the VKS has the ability to run three times more material than the VKL per shift. It takes 544 kg of biomass and yields 12 to 13 liters of distillate. Both of these models are well suited to small and medium operations that are space conscious and don’t need the additional processing power that the following two models offer.

VK 100-10

Stepping up into serious distillation needs, the VK 100-10 can process 2,041 kg per shift and yields 25 to 30 litres. This machine is best suited for processors who need large production. The VK 100-10 is a bit larger than its smaller counterparts. Be sure to note the space requirement and differing electrical supply that this machine requires when planning a distillation space.

VK 200-40

At the top of Root Sciences’ standardized line, the VK 200-40 boasts the ability to process 11,339 kg. of cannabis per shift; this produces 320 to 400 liters of distillate. This model is for processors who require extra-large production. Be sure to note the space requirement and differing electrical supply that this machine requires when planning a distillation space.

Advantages to Using Our System

  • Continuous feed so you don’t have to break vacuum
  • Short residence time
  • High evaporation rates
  • Low processing temperatures
  • Compact design
  • Cannabinoid separation
  • Automated controls
  • Fully Jacketed for precise temperature controls
  • Included with the VKL 70-5 is the feeding system, short path evaporator with internal condenser, cold trap, discharge systems for distillate and residue, heating and vacuum system.
  • The main glass components are carefully fabricated in Borosilicate glass to allow you to view the concentrates during the distillation process.